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Three apps to keep your 2016 goals alive

Blood, sweat, tears, and apps.

Christopher Parwani


Published: 14 July 2016, 10:43 AM

In the blink of an eye, it’s already the middle of the year! How did 2016 pass by so quickly?

I’m sure many of us made New Year’s resolutions in January that we hope to achieve by December. While it seemed feasible seven months ago, some of you might be on the brink of giving up.

To prevent you from falling into the abyss of unachieved goals, here’s a little nudge to set you back on track.

Check out these three apps that will keep your 2016 goals alive. (Don’t worry, they are free!)

1. For those who want to save money: Wally

Having your bank’s app helps you track your savings, but it doesn’t give you a gauge on how much you need to save.

Here’s where Wally shines. Simply enter your monthly income and your savings target for the month. Wally will help you calculate how much you can spend for the day to reach your end goal.

 

By adjusting the slider, you can determine how much you should spend to achieve your financial goals.

 

The app also requires you to enter every transaction you have made for a more accurate calculation. It categorises your daily expenses, such as food, transportation, and other miscellaneous purchases. You will never forget what you have spent your money on.

Yes, it can be a hassle to count every cent. But if you really want to save up, dedicating yourself to this app will help you tremendously.

2. For those who want to lose weight: Nike + Training Club

Without a doubt, losing weight is the most overrated goal out there. It is also one of the hardest to fulfil if not done properly.

If you had planned to run 2.4km daily and eat more fruits and vegetables, you must have already given up in February.

What you need are specific workouts that and a little motivation to keep you going. With the Nike+ app, you can work on losing a few kilograms while adding muscle to your arsenal.

 

You can try the intense workouts done by Kevin Hart and Serena Williams, or the flexibility and balance workouts created by American gymnast champion, Simone Biles.

 

There is a variety of downloadable workouts and training sessions offered in the app. Ranging from strength to endurance, you will never be lost when it comes to fitness.

 

The best thing about the app? You can create your own workout to suit your needs.

 

3. For those who want to be more organised: Calendars by Readdle

Unlike the pre-installed calendar in my phone, Readdle does a good job in giving me a big picture of my busy schedule, complete with all the nitty gritty details like the event name and duration.

Changing the view is as easy as tapping the selection at the top of the screen. Adding a new event takes just three seconds – I just have to press and hold on my selected date.

 

This is my personal favourite, as it is easy to use.

 

All in all, these are just apps that can help you out. Committing to them is entirely up to you. So, be sure to stick to whatever you have planned and always remind yourself what you hope to achieve by the end of the year.

Hopefully, you can then proudly proclaim “I did it!” come Dec 31.


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